EventsA list of events taking place within the Department of Religions and Philosophies and its associated Centres can be found below. All are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
- Insight Day at SOAS
An invitation only event for prospective undergraduate students who have received an offer from SOAS
- Christianity and Islam in Ethiopia: Orthodoxy, Nationalism and the ‘Muslim Other’
Professor Terje Østebø (University of Florida)
Seminar with Terje Østebø (University of Florida)
- 17th Annual Jaina Lecture: Nidāna, A Word with Different Meanings
Shin Fujinaga (Myakonojo Kosen, Miyazaki, Japan)
As a part of introductory remark of this lecture, an overview of the general meaning of the word nidāna in Buddhism and Jainism as well as in Hindu texts is given, and it is shown how modern scholars understand it
- 19th Jaina Studies Workshop, Jainism and Buddhism
The Jains and the Buddhists have distinctive attitudes to religion and knowledge. Their approaches define religion as encompassing all forms of knowledge, including the physical sciences, the humanities and the spiritual journey. Yet, both ancient Indian traditions co-evolved, and mutually influenced each other.